Look: Cotton Bowl, Fair Park improvements wanted in Nov. 8 election

The nonprofit that manages Fair Park released artwork showing the wanted changes to the park and the Cotton Bowl.

Dallas voters will decide on Nov. 8 whether to fund $2 billion in improvements to Fair Park, the Cotton Bowl and expansion of the Downtown convention center.

A 2% hotel tax increase, paid by hotel, motel and short-term rental guests, would fund the improvements, if voters approve the proposal.

The Fair Park and Cotton Bowl renovations are estimated to cost about $300 million, “the largest investment in Fair Park since construction for the Texas Centennial Exhibition in 1936,” according to a media release.

Fair Park First and architecture firm Overland Partners released these artist renderings of the plans, which would renovate the Automobile Building, Centennial Hall, the Fair Park Band Shell, the Music Hall at Fair Park, the stadium and Fair Park Coliseum.

“Fair Park has the potential to be one of the most significant, iconic, monumental, urban entertainment and sports destination environments anywhere in the world,” Bryan Trubey of Overland Partners stated in the media release. “And ultimately, this once-in-a-lifetime project is much bigger than a quantified economic impact.”

The Cotton Bowl Concourse

The Automobile Building

The Automobile Building

Fair Park Renovated Bandshell

Fair Park rendering of the renovated Bandshell, which was originally built in 1936.

Band shell exterior

Fair Park Coliseum

Fair Park Coliseum

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